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David Rutherford of Omnitrans is the guest speaker at the Sept. Southern california Transit Advocates meeting.

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In a First, Seattle’s Metro Transit Will Be Funded By Carbon Offsets

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Here’s an interesting new type of revenue stream for transit. The King County Council, which encompasses the Seattle region, recently enacted legislation enabling Metro Transit to receive revenue from the sale of carbon offsets. Stephen Fesler at The Urbanist explains this noteworthy innovation: The initiative, called the Transit Carbon Offset Program, is an incredibly unique strategy […]
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Without Transit, American Cities Would Take Up 37 Percent More Space

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Even if you never set foot on a bus or a train, chances are transit is saving you time and money. The most obvious reason is that transit keeps cars off the road, but the full explanation is both less intuitive and more profound: Transit shrinks distances between destinations, putting everything within closer reach. A new study published by the Transportation Research Board quantifies […]

T4A Rally: Don’t “X-Out” Public Transit

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Media Advisory Los Angeles Transit Supporters Tell Congress: Don’t X Out Public Transportation with Local Rally National rally day set for September 20, 2011 Public transit riders, advocates and employees are joining together in 25 cities across the country forDon’t X Out Public Transportation Day on September 20, 2011 to call on Congress to support public transit […]
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It’s OK to Build Transit-Oriented Development Before Transit

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Which should come first: transit or transit-oriented development? Streetsblog San Francisco reported Monday that residents of Mountain View, California, are trying to figure out how to accommodate thousands of tech employees without overwhelming local transportation infrastructure. One-fourth of all workers in Mountain View travel to and from an office district that houses Google, LinkedIn, and […]